Commonly Asked Questions
Here you can find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Made in Saudi program.
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A product must have an added value of no less than 40% to be approved as Saudi Made, or its main components must be obtained entirely from within the Kingdom.
If the product or service does not meet the minimum threshold for added value, and its main components are imported from abroad, the value of imported materials must not exceed 60% of the final value of the product.
Made in Saudi (MiS) is a National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) initiative led by Saudi Exports that aims to support local businesses grow, by encouraging local consumers to buy more locally made products, and by supporting businesses to increase their exports to priority markets.
Under one unified brand, the Made in Saudi program will bring significant opportunities for businesses to expand their reach and promote their products domestically and globally.
Through the program’s online platform, members collaborate, find practical support and access important government assistance and incentives.
Does the Made in Saudi program require that everything made by a member company be locally manufactured?
The Made in Saudi program is designed to help local industries and content grow. Members are therefore expected and encouraged to prioritize use of local talent, materials and suppliers. All members must meet eligibility criteria before approval, which sets a threshold for what qualifies as Saudi Made products.
The logo can be used in two ways. First, for those businesses that join the community, members will be entitled to use the Saudi Made logo in their corporate communications and collaterals.
Second, for those businesses that register products, members will be entitled to apply the logo to their product.
The Saudi Made logo is not related to the Saudi Quality Mark. The two are not interchangeable.
Indirectly. The Made in Saudi program connects partners from private and government sectors, facilitating access to financing opportunities for members in the industrial and exports space.
There are many benefits the program provides its members.
The Made in Saudi program is a community that opens up exciting opportunities for collaboration. Use of the Saudi Made logo enhances product visibility and appeal with consumers.
Being part of the Made in Saudi programs means taking part in the Kingdom’s transformation towards Saudi Vision 2030. Made in Saudi is forging a stronger, more diverse future for the national economy – supporting non-oil industries, boosting the private sector and promoting our very best businesses here and around the world.
Currently, the Made in Saudi program is accepting applications from 14 non-services sectors. Once the program allows businesses in the services sector to join, relevant information will be provided.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email containing the logo as well as guidelines on how they can be used.
Eligibility criteria for joining the community:
- An official, signed Letter of Authorization from the company appointing a company representative (mandatory)
- A Commercial Registration Certificate from the Ministry of Commerce (mandatory)
- An Industrial Facility License from the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (if applicable to the sector)
- An Agricultural License/Registration from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the sector)
- An Establishment License from the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) (if applicable to the sector)
- A Registration/Craftsman Card from the Saudi National Program for Crafts and Handicrafts (SHP) (if applicable to the sector)
Eligibility criteria for registering a product or service:
- Strict adherence to the local content requirements for the registered product(s) (mandatory)
- A Conformity Certificate from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) (if applicable to the product)
- An Efficiency Label from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (if applicable to the product)
- An IEC Certificate from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) (if applicable to the product)
- A Product Registration Certificate from the Saudi Food and Drug General Authority (SFDA) (if applicable to the product)
- A SAMAQ Certificate from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the product)
- A Trading Certificate (for pesticides, soil, and seeds) from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the product) 8. A Dates Label from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the product)
- Livestock Certificates from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the product)
- A Saudi GAP Certificate from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the product)
- An Organic Label from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) (if applicable to the product)
The Made in Saudi program currently focuses on attracting companies from the following non-oil sectors:
- Chemicals & Polymers
- Building Materials
- Electronics, Electrical devices and Equipment
- Infrastructure & Heavy Equipment
- Automobiles & Transport
- Paper & Wood
- Precious Metals & Jewelry
- Minerals & Glass
- Non-food Consumer Goods
- Processed Food and Beverages
- Pharmaceuticals & Medical Supplies
- Fresh Foods & Products
In order to remain part of the program, Made in Saudi program members must renew their participation each year by submitting updated documentation.
Products that do not fall under the jurisdiction of a government entity require proof of commercial registration of the company, and any relevant licenses or certificates (as applicable).
No, the Made in Saudi program is free to join.
Once approved, Made in Saudi program members will receive an email confirming their membership activation, and have access to a welcome pack and official Saudi Made logo with instructions for its use as part of their corporate communications and collaterals. The logo however can only be used on products if they have been registered with the Made in Saudi program.
Examples of benefits offered by the program:
- Feature in Made in Saudi campaigns
- Authorized use of Saudi Made logo in corporate communications and on products, if eligible
- Connect through the program with government entities
- Knowledge sharing sessions
- Business community networking events
- Listing in the directory of companies
- Overview of government incentives on the Made in Saudi platform
- Quality workshops
- Local content workshops
Yes, all members have access to program benefits. However, the right to use the logo on products is available only to those companies that register their products with the program.